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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – Applied online through campus recruiting fair. Had been chosen to go to NYC for the first screen interview. The interviewer was not looking for the background which matched to mine (VLSI design). He told me he will forward my resume to the right group. It might take longer to get the next round. One of my friend who has matched background in process technology got second round right one day interview next week and visited the foundry. Overall, I think they should have a telephone call before calling candidates for a trip (not paid)
Interview Question – All about my researches. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – I applied the position through campus career website, and got the first interview notice about one week later. After first interview, I had site interview opportunity. The whole interview process was well organized. About 30 people attended the interview. I talked with three managers. Interview questions were not very difficult.
Interview Question – Tell a creative project. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.
Interview Details –
Three 30 minute 1:1 interviews: behavioral, technical, then followed by a case. Two of the interviewees were senior managing consultants, other was a managing consultant. Entire process took less than two weeks.
Behavioral interview was pretty standard, mainly focusing on group work and how you interact with others in a group setting. Technical interview was also very straightforward. No tricky questions, they really just wanted to get to know you better. My case was on Pricing Strategies--a little tricky, but still a pretty standard management consulting case.
Overall, all the interviewees were extremely nice, and did not try to give me a hard time.
Interview Question – What is big data? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at IBM in October 2012.
Interview Details – I applied at the IBM website and the whole process from application to job offer was 5 months. Initially, the recruiter contacted me quickly within 2 weeks. I was asked to fill out a questionnaire related to the job. I didn't hear from them for months thereafter. I applied for a similar position after several months and was contacted by the recruiter. About a month later I phone interviewed with 2 managers. Then I got the offer after a week. It was a lengthy disorganized process.
Interview Question – Questions were mostly behavioral ones like how did you handle this (scenario). If you are experienced these types of questions are easy to answer because you have gone through them in real life. For example, how do you handle a difficult client manager? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There is very little to no room for negotiation. IBM pays lower than their competitors. Be prepared to walk away from the offer if the salary is really below your expectations because from what I hear you won't get a raise for years.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IBM in September 2012.
Interview Details – 3 back-to-back interviews, 2 are behavioral and one is a case study interview. Know your resume well, be able to explain what would make you a good fit for the position and be able to describe what a consultant does.
Interview Question – No difficult questions, just highlight why you would be a good consultant Answer Question
Reason for Declining – better offers
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at IBM in September 2012.
Interview Details – Interview with Senior Manager, other 3 interviews with managers
Interview Question – work related questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – HR Called and than sent an email with all the details of the offer
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IBM in August 2012.
Interview Details –
I applied online and was contacted to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was the next day and lasted 0.5 hours. We then set up an on-site interview for a few days later. The on-site interview lasted about 7 hours as I was interviewed by 8 people for 3 or 4 different jobs. Some interviewers were there to offer insight to the hiring managers. Got a tour of the facility, free lunch in their dining hall, and they rented me a car to drive their since I live over 50 miles away from the site. Things felt good after the interview.
About a week later I got emails from human resources about requesting work history, address history, and background check authorization. I also got a link to the "dreaded" IBM IPAT test, which is very similar to a GRE test, but a little more difficult (I highly recommend doing the practice questions they give you). A few days later I noticed that my application status on IBM's website was "offer" and later that day I received an offer via email. Neato! I did not try to negotiate as the offer was VERY acceptable. Process from application to offer acceptance took about 6 weeks.
Interview Question –
I was questioned thoroughly on the contents of my resume, as my experience made me a prime candidate for the position even though I was fresh out of college. They were keen on seeing if I could intelligently and succinctly explain my technical experience, whether it be from class projects or elective undergraduate research. I believe I also demonstrated my willingness to learn while on the job (lean manufacturing, etc.) as well as enthusiasm for the position and the company.
I was also asked typical behavioral questions one would expect. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at IBM in August 2012.
Interview Details – get an email about setting up phone interview. after phone interview w/ HR manager, setup a onsite interview. Onsite interview just lasted half day and ended after lunch.
Interview Question – In a night shift, you found an issue in the product line and stopping the process would lose the product, and there is no other experienced person you can rely on, What you will do? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IBM in August 2012.
Interview Details – Old interview process was good, multiple managers with an real interest in hiring. New employees sent off for a week of training. Can't speak to current process
Interview Question – Again, Can't speak to current process View Answer
Negotiation Details – straight forward offer made was within scope and accepted.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at IBM.
Interview Details – Had initial interview contact via LinkedIn. Interviewed manager, sales rep, another SE for technical interview, sales manager, technical sales manager, and regional sales manager. All were very professional and allowed me to ask questions, as well as asking questions of me.
Interview Question – The technical interview was the most thorough and difficult I have ever had. The hardest questions were on SQL aggregate functions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiating - they made a very good offer and I jumped for it.
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